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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of this Bowling Green Holiday Tradition!

AUDITION: September 14, 6p-8p at the Phoenix Theatre, 545 Morris Alley, Bowling Green, KY 42101

NOTE: All persons of vaccine eligibility must be vaccinated to participate in this production. Masks will be worn.

Casting for child, teen, and adult actors (singers and non-singers)


Bradleys: Grace (Adult), Beth, Bob (Adult), Charlie

Herdmans: Imogene, Gladys, Ralph, Leroy, Claude, Ollie

Church (Adults): Mrs. Armstrong, Mrs. McCarthy, Mrs. Slocum, Mrs. Clark, Mrs. Clausing, Reverend Hopkins

Girls/Boys: Alice Wendleken, Elmer Hopkins, Maxine, Beverly, Shirley, Juanita, Doris, David

Angel Choir/Baby Angels/Shepherds

PREPARE: No more than one minute of a pop, holiday, Broadway, or other song of your choice. You will also be asked to do a cold reading from the script. NOTE: There are roles for non-singers and singers. Resumes and headshots are greatly appreciated, but not required.

NOTE: There will be an activity fee of $75 for each child/teen in this production. (Sibling discounts available).

PERFORMANCES: December 2-12, 2021 (Thursdays - Fridays, 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 3:00 p.m.). School Day Performances: December 7-8, 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., & 1:00 p.m., each day.


A Song for Coretta

AUDITION: December 15, 6p-7.30p, at the Phoenix Theatre, 545 Morris Alley, Bowling Green, KY 42101

Casting for African-American women (adults & teens)

NOTE: This is not a musical.


1. Helen Richards - a widowed veteran of Montgomery bus boycott

2. Zora Evans - college student & aspiring journalist hoping to make her big break with a story about the funeral

3. Mona Lisa Martin - struggling artist & hurricane Katrina survivor

4. Keisha Cameron - pregnant high school student with standoffish attitude

5. Gwen Johnson - disillusioned Iraq war veteran

PREPARE: You will be asked to do a cold reading from the script. Resumes and headshots are greatly appreciated, but not required.

NOTE: Masks are required at audition. Further virus protocols will be determined by the status of the virus.

ABOUT: On February 6, 2006, people began lining up at dawn outside Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church to pay their respects to the late Mrs. Coretta Scott King. The crowd wound down the street & around the corner of the old red brick building. People of all ages stood patiently for hours, waiting to say goodbye. When a cold rain began to fall at sunset, those who had thought to bring umbrellas shared them with those whose resolve was the only thing not dampened by the drizzle. At close to midnight, the crowd had dwindled to a determined few. The five fictional characters in this play are at the end of that long line of mourners.

PERFORMANCES: February 24-27 and March 3-6. Thursday - Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 3:00 p.m. School Day Performance March 2, 9:00 a.m.

Hours vary due to COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions. Meetings and appointments are conducted virtually, at this time. You must schedule an appointment.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to The Public Theatre of Kentucky, DBA Phoenix Theatre Inc. of Bowling Green Kentucky with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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